Education City deans meet with U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires

October 21, 2017

William Grant, the chargé d’affaires, ad interim of the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar, visited Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) as part of a visit to all American universities in Education City. In addition to attending a meeting with Education City deans, he also took a tour of the University’s new state-of-the-art media and communication building. 

The purpose of the visit was to introduce Grant, who was recently appointed to Qatar, to the American campuses in Education City, showcasing institutional achievements and academic offerings, as well as discussing opportunities between the universities and the embassy. Dean Ahmad S. Dallal from Georgetown University in Qatar and Dean Akel I. Kahera from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar joined NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis for the meeting. 

“We were honored to host Mr. Grant’s visit to the American universities in Education City, and to have the opportunity to showcase our new building and to share some of NU-Q’s most significant achievements,” said Dennis. “The U.S. Embassy has supported our mission from the very beginning and we always welcome the opportunity to explore areas of mutual collaboration.” 

After the meeting, Grant took a tour of NU-Q’s building, which houses the most advanced technology in broadcast and production technology, including a fully-automated modular newsroom, which will be dedicated on October 29. During his tour, Grant spoke with faculty and students about their academic and personal experiences at NU-Q.